Don't fuel the fire: decreasing intravenous haloperidol use in high risk patients via a customized electronic alert

  title={Don't fuel the fire: decreasing intravenous haloperidol use in high risk patients via a customized electronic alert},
  author={Jonathan Michael Pell and Dora Cheung and Michael A. Jones and Ethan Cumbler},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  volume={21 6},
  • J. Pell, D. Cheung, E. Cumbler
  • Published 1 November 2014
  • Medicine
  • Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA
Delivering useful clinical decision support to providers who are ordering high risk drugs for high risk patients is imperative for safe pharmacotherapy. This paper presents a focused electronic clinical decision support intervention designed to decrease the risk of corrected QT interval (QTc) related adverse drug events in a high risk patient population. Results showed that a customized alert can both decrease the number of alerts sent to providers while still improving the safety of… 

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